Vintage and handmade has always been a part of my creativity. Many forms of art have evolved over the years. A handmade gift and accessory business was the beginning, which included 22 sales reps and a sea of moms doing piecework. It later evolved into a book entitled “Homemade” which was full of recipes you could not eat…which then led to creative segments on various HGTV and TLC television shows, magazines, ‘how-to’ styled books, speaking engagements and teaching workshops over the years. But, motherhood began to take more time and a different creative focus began.
My passion for ‘all things stitched’ became the art form of choice for many reasons. I love the creative process, the beauty of imperfection and the ability to determine ‘handmade’ in a nano second. Years of supporting an athletic daughter led to hours of sitting on a bleacher. This time became the foundation of learning the art of stitching. The need to be creative had to become mobile for me, so this medium was perfect. Plus, a giddy zeal for vintage fabrics and notions collected over the years provided enough supply to last a lifetime of ballgames.
Now, the nest is empty and my little bird has into adulthood. A rented art studio in a wonderful creative community is my home away from home. I am back to ALL things creative. Mixed media art and stitchery are the medium of choice. The ability to not be driven by structured corners, tucked threads, and predictable outcomes are my inspiration. I let the wonky fabric and color lead the creative path. The creative world for me is blossoming in a new way….
Egg Title and Description: "Poached Art" - painted egg with vintage trim